Every great football coach is distinguished by his positivity, patience, passion, perseverance and above all, his ability to win the medals. Agreeing on this note, the man called Adam Gase has a wealth of talent at his disposal when it comes to manning a team. Having coached several professional teams like the Detroit Lions, LSU Tigers, Denver Broncos San Francisco 49ers, and Chicago Bears, Gase joined the Miami Dolphins of the NFL, as its twelveth coach, on January 9, 2016.
The quarterback guru joined the Dolphins with just three years of experience as an Offensive coordinator after directing some prolific offences in the history of the National Football League and with that, he became the National Football League’s youngest coach. There are many facts we need to unveil about this great coach. However, in this article, we shall be looking at his early life as well as his football career in the NFL.
Adam Gase’s Biography, Age
Adam is a Ypsilanti, Michigan native who graduated from Marshall High School before transferring to Michigan State for his college education. He was born on March 29, 1978, and has a beautiful family of his own. There are, however, no information about his parents nor siblings but he married into the family of former assistant coach Joe Vitt who he recently hired as his consultant in Miami.
Adam Gase’s coaching career began in 1996 while he was still a college undergraduate. He served as an assistant to the college’s coaching staff. Four years into his service as an assistant head coach, he moved to Louisiana State in 2000, where he served as a graduate assistant and as a recruiting assistant for the Louisiana State University’s Fighting Tigers. Within his service years with the Tigers, the team got 26-12 overall after winning the SEC 2001 championship.
NFL Coaching Career
Gase’s career as a National Football League coach started in 2003 with the Detroit Lions. He was hired by the Lions’ head coach Steve Mariucci to work as a scouting assistant and an offensive assistant for the 2005 season.
In 2006, after a spectacular 2005 season, Gase got a promotion to work as his team’s offensive quality control coach for the season. The 2007 season greeted him with yet another promotion and this time, it was to work as Lion’s quarterbacks’ coach which he did before moving to the San Francisco 49ers to work with the team’s head coach Mike Martz as the offensive assistant.
Adam Gase moved to Denver Broncos after his 2008 season with the 49ers. He was hired by coach John Fox and with his new team, he made a record-breaking passing season. He left the team for the Chicago-based football team, Chicago Bears, after his 2014 season. With him, the Bears recorded 5,514 total net yards, 344.6 per game and finished 18th in total offense.
Adam Gase became Miami Dolphins’ 12th head coach in franchise history on the 9th of January 2016. His first season with the Bears was quite spectacular as he led the team’s 10–6 win but his first time as a head coach wasn’t quite good as the Dolphins lost 30–12 to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card round.
Salary & Net Worth
Having had quite a successful record as a coach, Adam remains one of the successful coaches in the history of the National Football League and although his net worth is not yet clear, it is quite clear that he has earned enough for himself and his family. The NFL coach reportedly earns about $5 million per football season and in 2016, he bought a 1,556 square feet mansion at Fort Lauderdale, in the Rio Vista neighbourhood. Reports, however, have it that he used the mansion as collateral to borrow money from Bank of America which they have until Nov. 1, 2047, to pay back.
Family – Wife, Kids
Adam Gase got married to Jennifer the daughter of Joe Vitt, the former linebackers coach for the New Orleans Saints. Her mother’s name is Linda Vitt and she has a brother whose name is Joe Vitt, Jr.
Gase met Jennifer in Columbus, Ohio while attending a 2010 golf tournament and at that time, he was already on his way to the NFL. They dated for about a year before getting married officially but not without Vitt’s permission. Vitt blessed Gase and permitted him to marry his daughter on the very first day he visited his home.
Adam and his wife are blessed with three children, the youngest was born in the month of February 2012, the second child, Adam Joseph (AJ) Gase, was born on February 8, 2010, while their first child Kenzie was born in 2009.